People Are Calling This the Greatest Football Catch of All Time

“Oh my goodness! This is sick — put this to music,” NBC’s Cris Collinsworth gushed on Sunday Night Football. “You have to be kidding me…That is absolutely impossible what he just did. That may be the greatest catch I’ve ever seen in my life.”

He’s talking about the insane touchdown grab turned in by New York Giants’ rookie Odell Beckham Jr. against the Dallas Cowboys.

Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on November 23, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Image source: Al Bello/Getty Images)
Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on November 23, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Image source: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Not only did Beckham turn his back to the end zone as the pass from quarterback Eli Manning closed in on him…

Not only did Beckham jump and reach above and practically behind his head for the ball…

Not only did Beckham reach — and catch the ball — with just one hand…

He held on, still using only that hand, as he crashed to the Metlife turf for six points in the second quarter.

Image source: Al Bello/Getty Images
Image source: Al Bello/Getty Images

He didn’t even use all his fingers on the catch.

Image source: Al Bello/Getty Images
Image source: Al Bello/Getty Images

Oh…and Beckham was fouled by the Cowboys during the play.

Here’s a look:

This may be an even more impressive angle:

And the astounded commentators have their say:

As you might imagine, Twitter went nuts after Beckham’s catch — but a few notable athletes who know greatness when they see it were equally impressed:

Image source: Twitter via NFL.com
Image source: Twitter via NFL.com

Late in the fourth quarter the Giants were leading the Cowboys 28-24, but Dallas took the lead back with a touchdown with only a minute remaining in the contest. The Cowboys held on to win 31-28.

This story has been updated.

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